Sonja Moseley is the Executive Director of APRA. Her past experiences include working as a Heritage Education Ranger at Pictured Rocks National Lakeshore and educating visitors at Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. In addition to her park experience, she has held education management positions across the U.S.
Her education includes a Bachelor of Science in Education and a biology minor from University of Minnesota, in addition to a Master of Nonprofit Studies from Arizona State University.
Sonja is an avid outdoorswoman and world traveler. She is a PADI Divemaster and has explored underwater ecosystems across the globe. Before moving to Arizona, she was the education manager at Loggerhead Marinelife Center in Juno Beach, Florida, a sea turtle research, rehabilitation and education facility.
In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping or exploring the outdoors with her husband and two dogs.
Carol served as APRA's Executive Director since May of 2008. At that time she was enjoying her retirement after 25 years with the City of Phoenix Parks and Recreation Department, Adaptive Recreation Services, but embraced the opportunity to continue the work and vision of our association.
Carol comes with a broad background in office and fiscal management, event planning and implementation, staff and volunteer supervision, presentations and public speaking, improving the quality of life for those with and without disabilities, and promoting the power of outdoor recreation.
Her volunteer activities include those same skill sets in sharing her time so others can enjoy the outdoors through kayaking, cross country skiing, hiking, cycling, swimming, backpacking, and camping.
Carol is also a proud Mom of three children and three grandchildren.